Writing Prompt: Being Unable to Sleep

May 31, 2017 // Tara May // 1 Comments // Posted in Daily Prompts
First night, second night, third—nights piling upon nights, hours upon hours, a mountain of lost time. Each hour of lost sleep is compounded by the hour before it, a perpetual […]

Writing Prompt: Too Hot or Too Cold

May 30, 2017 // Tara May // No Comments // Posted in Daily Prompts
Write about a time when you were too hot or too cold. It is a rare occasion that I am too cold. I’ve always been “cold-blooded.” Born with the desert […]

Big Little Lies, by Liane Moriarty

May 30, 2017 // Tara May // 2 Comments // Posted in Book Reports
A cross between Desperate Housewives and Bad Moms, Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies is a delectable tale of moms (and dads—but mostly moms) behaving badly. With a plot twist à la The Hangover (the […]

Unbound

May 23, 2017 // Tara May // No Comments // Posted in Book Reports
Unbound, by Steph Jagger Why do we have to wait for life to break us before we reinvent ourselves? What if we’re the ones holding the hammer, and all we […]

Writing Prompt: Irritated

May 23, 2017 // Tara May // No Comments // Posted in Daily Prompts
There are two people someone might refer to as “hipsters” posted up directly in front of me. I saw them at the coffee shop earlier, her in a pair of […]

Writing Prompt: Tell Me About the Weather

May 17, 2017 // Tara May // No Comments // Posted in Daily Prompts
Hot, so hot. The sun was like a member of the family, unyielding and exacting. We planned our days by its moods. Whether or not the temperature was below 100 […]

The Little Paris Bookshop, by Nina George

May 16, 2017 // Tara May // No Comments // Posted in Book Reports
The Little Paris Bookshop, by Nina George What Chocolat did for chocolate, The Little Paris Bookshop does for books—infusing them with love, magic, and mystery, not to mention the capacity to […]

Writing Prompt: Three Strands

May 16, 2017 // Tara May // No Comments // Posted in Daily Prompts
Me, my mother, and sleepwalking A beginning: white, translucent skin kissed by the sunlight in a thousand scattered freckles, so similar in body, her skin, my skin, her compassion, now […]

Writing Prompt: So Imagination Can Meet Memory in the Dark

May 12, 2017 // Tara May // No Comments // Posted in Daily Prompts
Think about it. Where do our obsessions come from? Mine: reading, words, the earth, the stars, the universe, melancholy music, edgy images, fairy tales. These are the product of my […]

Writing Prompt: Why I Write

May 11, 2017 // Tara May // No Comments // Posted in Daily Prompts
I write to feel the scratch of pen against paper. I write to see my words, scrawled in spidery black, pink, purple, and blue cursive across the paper, marching in […]